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June 18, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The handcuffed defendants have familiar faces. In recent months, the police "perp walk" on the nightly TV news has featured a virtual who's who of politicos and public officials. So many South Florida officials have been arrested or forced to resign lately that friends are urging part-time Miami resident Madonna to run for office, a local radio station reports. "People are looking for a leader with no need to steal as much as he can," explained WHYI Producer Tina Malave.
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August 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Miami City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez, once one of the most powerful municipal politicians in south Florida, pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge. Earlier, a state judge sentenced Hernandez to 364 days in jail for trying to cover up voting fraud. Hernandez, a central figure in a series of scandals at City Hall, was a rising star on the Miami political scene and overwhelmingly reelected even while under indictment.
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August 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Miami City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez, once one of the most powerful municipal politicians in south Florida, pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge. Earlier, a state judge sentenced Hernandez to 364 days in jail for trying to cover up voting fraud. Hernandez, a central figure in a series of scandals at City Hall, was a rising star on the Miami political scene and overwhelmingly reelected even while under indictment.
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August 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Lawton Chiles issued an order removing Miami City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez from office, after he was convicted of involvement in a vote fraud scandal. Already suspended from his post, a jury acquitted Hernandez on charges of fabricating evidence and conspiracy in the city's vote fraud scandal, but found him guilty of being an accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor.
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August 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Lawton Chiles issued an order removing Miami City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez from office, after he was convicted of involvement in a vote fraud scandal. Already suspended from his post, a jury acquitted Hernandez on charges of fabricating evidence and conspiracy in the city's vote fraud scandal, but found him guilty of being an accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor.
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June 18, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The handcuffed defendants have familiar faces. In recent months, the police "perp walk" on the nightly TV news has featured a virtual who's who of politicos and public officials. So many South Florida officials have been arrested or forced to resign lately that friends are urging part-time Miami resident Madonna to run for office, a local radio station reports. "People are looking for a leader with no need to steal as much as he can," explained WHYI Producer Tina Malave.
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